Archive: Dana White

Feb 18, 2014 6:14 am

White Explains Uniform Concept Meant To Help Fighters Make Money

“It’s not as big as everybody makes it out to be. Those are the guys that are making tons of money anyway, and they make big money on sponsorship. The lower level guys? They’re not making a bunch from sponsorship. We just saw the thing go down with Mac Danzig. He said, ‘I’m done. I...

Feb 17, 2014 3:56 pm

Bellator Not Stopping At Melendez: ‘We’re Going After Everybody’ Says Rebney

There’s a new player in the MMA world of promoting and they are no longer being shy about their long-term goals and ambitions. The Viacom owned Bellator promotion recently snagged up their latest UFC star in the form of the highly ranked lightweight fighting machine, Gilbert Melendez. While the UFC still has rights to match...

Feb 15, 2014 8:29 am

Tito Ortiz Steps Down As Cris ‘Cyborg’s’ Manager

Tito Ortiz took to “Inside MMA” on Friday night to announce that he has resigned as Cris “Cyborg” Santos’s manager. Tito has cited his historical rocky relationship with UFC President Dana White as a big reason for why “Cyborg” was not signed onto the UFC roster therefor Tito is putting some space between himself and...

Feb 15, 2014 8:24 am

Cesar Gracie Issues Warning: “Gilbert Melendez won’t be punked by Dana White”

There has been a lot of tension floating around about Gilbert Melendez and what his future has in store concerning his fighting home. UFC officials came out earlier in the week saying they were done with Melendez negotiations and with news that Gil has now reached a monetary agreement with Bellator, Cesar Gracie is starting...

Feb 14, 2014 6:21 pm

White: Pettis Knee Recovering Well, But July Aldo Bout Not Likely

If the long discussed super-fight between Jose Aldo and Anthony Pettis does end up taking place, it won’t be as soon as anticipated. As reported by, Pettis will not be ready to fight Jose Aldo in July, which was when Pettis wanted the bout to take place, since he is still on the mend...

Feb 14, 2014 5:27 pm

QUICK TWITT | Ben Askren Fires Off At Dana Over Signing Cummins For Cormier Co-Main

When former Bellator welterweight champion, Ben Askren, became a free agent, the UFC didn’t even make him an offer to test his skills against the world’s best. Forced to go to Asia’s OneFC, Askren is now taking issue with the recent signing of Pat Cummins. Cummins is a 4-0 light-heavyweight wrestling prospect and will serve...

Feb 14, 2014 5:12 pm

Dana Tells Reporters To Give Him Names Of Cheating Fighters

Yesterday’s media event wasn’t all about Chris Cyborg and Alistair Overeem. The topic of Performance Enhancing Drugs, drummed up an emotional response from UFC President Dana White. Kevin Iole of Yahoo!Sports gave a recount of the discussion: Give me a name, he demanded, and I’ll test them today, or don’t ever say it to me...

Feb 14, 2014 4:42 pm

The UFC is developing fighter uniforms

At December’s UFC on FOX 9 event, lightweights Cody McKenzie and Sam Stout  faced off inside the octagon. “Hands of stone” ended up winning a lopsided decision over the former “TUF  12” competitor (McKenzie) that evening. However, it was Cody that would catch most of the media attention after the event, and for all the wrong reasons. Cody went...

Feb 14, 2014 8:30 am

Dana White says Rashad Evans is “screwed” and will need surgery on injured knee

Things aren’t looking too good for Rashad Evans who was forced out of his bout with Daniel Cormier after injuring his knee during training. If you’re wondering how bad the injury actually is just ask UFC President Dana White who stated that Rashad is “screwed” and will need surgery. Bad luck for Rashad, who was...

Feb 13, 2014 8:26 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Cyborg Responds To Dana’s Recent Criticism: ‘I hope the best for Dana’

We recently reported that UFC President Dana White took some cheap shots at Invicta FC champ, Cris Cyborg, today. The brash UFC boss told a room full of reporters at today’s media luncheon that he believes the Brazilian female fighter is on Performance Enhancing Drugs (PED’s). ‘Cyborg isn’t clean. She’s not’, said Dana White. ‘Cyborg...

Feb 13, 2014 6:14 am

Dana White: ‘Smoking Weed Is Illegal, TRT Is Not’

When you sit down and actually think about it, suspensions for marijuana use are pretty silly, especially when the fighter lives in a cannabis-friendly state. The fact that with a doctor’s note, fighters are allowed to use Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT), seems kind of backwards. Which is exactly why Dana White told that it...

Feb 12, 2014 7:41 pm

Overeem Responds To White: Injury To Blame For JDS Turndown, Not Fear

Earlier today we were told by Dana White that Alistair Overeem ‘was literally hiding from Junior dos Santos’. Now, thanks to, Overeem has spoken out about these allegations: “I’m hurt. Rib problem. So first [I] need an ETA on recovery time. [It] would be unwise to accept any fight before knowing exactly what’s up....

Feb 12, 2014 6:53 pm

Dana White: Alistair Overeem is Ducking Junior dos Santos

Dana White does not seem to have a filter when it comes to sharing his opinion of UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem. White criticized Overeem’s dominant performance in his last bout against Frank Mir, simply calling it ‘crappy‘. ‘The Reem’ went on to further annoy the UFC President when he called out former UFC Heavyweight Champion...

Feb 12, 2014 6:38 pm

Jacare vs. Carmont winner could get a title shot

Who will get the next crack at the UFC middleweight strap? Champion Chris Weidman will defend his belt later this year against Vitor Belfort. Just who will face the winner of that bout will likely be determined this weekend. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza fights Francis Carmont in the co-main event at Ultimate Fight Night 36, live...

Feb 11, 2014 7:01 pm

Dana Admits To Being Threatened By His Fighters Over Money/Contracts

“Oh yeah, there’s no doubt about it (That a fighter has threatened to beat Dana’s ass). There’s been many. One time, I was in a negotiation over a contract, and one of the fighters said, ‘Well how bout if I come down there and just beat your fucking ass?’ [laughs] Well, it’s not gonna help...

Feb 11, 2014 6:13 am

Two Hard-Hitting Heavyweights Make Their UFC Debuts At UFC on FOX 11

Another fight has been added to the UFC on FOX 11 card, as two heavyweights will square off in their promotional debuts. Dana White announced the match-up via Twitter, late last night: Undefeated Jack May will meet Derrick Lewis in the center of the Octagon, and – judging by their records and penchants for knockouts – one...

Feb 10, 2014 12:33 pm

‘Thiago Silva Innocent Of All Charges’ – ‘Cops Saw Nothing’, Says Attorney

Get used to hearing about the, now jailed, Thiago Silva. After a gun wielding tirade last week, the top UFC light-heavyweight finds himself behind bars on two-felonies and two other charges. Now his attorney is proclaiming his innocence: (Via Brazil’s Globo) “There is a big difference in how the prosecution accused him and the way...

Feb 10, 2014 6:28 am

VIDEO | Local Florida New Coverage Of Thiago Silva’s Arrest

Former UFC light-heavyweight fighter, Thiago Silva, found himself in a heap of trouble last week for a very public and dangerous bout of rage. He’s lost his job, his wife, his freedom and who knows what else. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Feb 10, 2014 4:55 am

Catchweight, Featherweight, Lightweight – Pettis Says He’ll Fight Aldo Anywhere

It seems as though one of the most difficult parts of putting together a super fight is getting the fighters to agree on a fight weight, and the intriguing match-up between Featherweight champ Jose Aldo and Lightweight champ Anthony Pettis has proven to be no different. While Aldo’s coach Andre Pederneiras wants the fight at a...

Feb 10, 2014 4:39 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Lyoto Machida vs. Rashad Evans (Full Fight )

Lyoto Machida faces Gegard Mousasi this weekend in the UFC Fight Night 36 main event. While we wait for this weekend’s fights, catch the replay (above), from when Machida K.O.’d Rashad Evans to capture the UFC light-heavyweight title. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Feb 10, 2014 4:38 am

VIDEO | Pro’s Pick Machida vs. Mousasi, None Pick Gegard

Urijah Faber: Machida via unstoppable elusiveness Joseph Benavidez: Machida be way of new era Jake Ellenberger: Machida by technical knockout Beneil Dariush: Machida via anything he wants Rafael dos Anjos: Machida by way of victory Glover Teixeira: Machida because he’s on a mission Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Feb 10, 2014 4:00 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Souza Submits Camozzi (Full Fight)

In his UFC debut, Jacare Souza faced an always game, Chris Zamozzi, and took out the UFC vet in short order. Next up for ‘Jacare’ is Francis Carmont and the two fight this weekend at UFC Fight Night 36. Enjoy the video! Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Feb 7, 2014 1:22 pm

UFC releases Thiago Silva; Dana White says “He’ll never fight in the UFC again!”

Things just keep going from bad to worse for Thiago Silva. Following today’s court hearing, which was a result of yesterday’s gun wielding at a BJJ school and stand-off with police, UFC officials have decided that now is the time to part ways with the Brazilian Slugger and have thus terminated his contract. UFC officals...